Category Archives: News & Updates

Indian Army To Complain To Amazon On E-Book

Hello Defence Lovers, A livid Indian Army is framing a written complaint to online retailer Amazon and also mulling options including taking legal recourse over the sexual content and title of a racy online e-book ‘Indian Army Wife’. An Army source told this newspaper: “We

India Becomes 5th country Who Have Fully Operational Submarine-Launched Nuclear Missile

Hello Defence Lovers, India has a fully operational submarine-launched missile that is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. As and is the process of developing a similar missile that can be launched from land with a range of about 600 km. The land version will

All Tests On Heaviest Satellite GSAT-11 To Be Over By May 17: ISRO Chief

Hello Defence Lovers, Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is currently doing a series of tests on its heaviest communication satellite Gsat-11 weighing over 5.7 tonne after recalling the same from the European spaceport to look for any “potential anomaly”. Talking to TOI, Isro chairman K Sivan said, “We are currently

Will India Triumf Over US’ Anti-Russian Move?

India is fighting an uphill battle in Washington despite the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) of the US Congress amending the Russia sanctions act to include provisions for a presidential waiver. HASC’s marked-up version of the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) for 2019 has suggested amendment to section

Why Naval-AMCA Will Actually Be A Different Warplane Then Air Force Variant

This article is taken from IDRW.ORG Hello Defence Lovers, Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) and Indian Navy have agreed to disagree that the whole rational idea of building a Carrier based Naval next-generation stealth fighter, Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) first before Airforce variant has been

Ghatak UCAV Has Been Fast Tracked : DRDO Chief

The Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) is an apogee among institutions under the government’s Department of Defence Research and Development. It has since 1958,  been indigenously developing military technology, weapons and equipment for the Indian Armed Forces. It has received both bouquets for India’s

Indian Army ADG Demands Response From India Today

The Indian Army has reacted strongly to the news magazine India Today for a cover story about the dismal state of the armed forces’ finances, saying it has “deeply hurt” the sentiments of serving and veteran soldiers. The cover story for the magazine’s issue ending 14 May,

How MSMEs Will Fire Up India’s Defence System

Hello Defence Lovers, Sundaram R has been manufacturing military aircraft components for nearly three decades, but the owner of the unit from Salem has never had it easy. Despite having a well-established business, entrepreneurs like him still run pillar to post and wait for days

PM Modi Most Followed Leader On Facebook, Far Ahead Of Trump

US President Donald Trump may rule the roost on Twitter, but he lags far behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Facebook, according to a study published Wednesday. PM Modi is by far the most followed world leader on the gargantuan social networking platform, counting 42.7 million followers. That

Army Officer Faces Heat For Showing Off His ‘Star Status’

At a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying to end VVIP culture, the Indian Army is also getting strict against its officials indulging in show-off, as it recently asked a senior officer to put the registration numbers of his official vehicle instead of

Will India Soon Build F-16s Armed With F-35 Technology?

American defense contractor Lockheed Martin is sweetening a potential deal with India, offering to fork over the latest fighter jet technologies in a bid for the world’s largest aircraft order. India is seeking proposals for a total 110 aircraft, totaling a reported minimum of US$15

DRDO Chairman Explains Why The Tejas Fighter Jet Programme Was Delayed

Hello Defence Lovers, In an exclusive interview to India Today, Dr S Christopher, chairman of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) clarified that it would be wrong to say that the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) was made in a span of three decades. He explained

Russian Kalashnikov Vs Israeli Tavor Assault Rifle

In a new boost to India’s defense industry, Russia’s state-owned Rosoboronexport has offered to set up a facility in India to produce modern weapons and future Kalashnikov’s designs. Will the Kalashnikov assault rifle compete with the Israeli Tavor assault rifle, already manufactured in India, on

Vintage Military Aircraft Dakota Reaches Jamnagar IAF Station

A fully refurbished Dakota DC3l, a World War II-era vintage military transport aircraft, landed at the Air Force station in Jamnagar in Gujarat today. The aircraft will fly to the Air Force Station at Hindan in Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh tomorrow for induction into the Vintage Aircraft Fleet of the IAF formed in 2012, a Defence release said here. Dakotas had played

Forget 1962, India Now Better Poised To Deter The Dragon

Hello Defence Lovers, The swift dragon can be held to a stalemate, even though it may be able to inflict some damage by breathing fire. India is militarily no longer the pushover it was during the 1962 war despite persisting critical operational and infrastructure gaps

Why India Buying AK-103 Assault Rifle?

Hello Defence Lovers, The legendary AK-47 assault rifle (Avtomat Kalashnikova model 1947) has been the backbone of many modern armies and it famed for its simple design, ruggedness, ease of use and maintenance. The AK series of rifles have proven their worth in all weather conditions

All You Need To Know About Defence Expo 2018

Hello Defence Lovers, Kicking off the 10th edition of the four-day long Defence Expo in Chennai, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the government will give a boost to defence manufacturing by expediting the process of licence procurement, drafting simpler FDI rules and creating two defence

List Of 7 MoUs Signed Between Indian And Russian Defence Players

Hello Defence Lovers, Seven memorandum of understandings (MoUs) were signed between India’s private companies and Russian Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) for co-production and servicing of military equipment at the end of third India-Military Industry Conference held at the expo. The MoUs signed at the expo include:

Soon, Indian Army Will Stop Intrusions Using This Technology

Hello Defence Lovers, Indian defence will soon use predictive analytics to stop intrusions. Over the last 6 months, a Delhi-based startup CRON Systems — an Internet of Things-based border security startup has been building technology that will help the Army in predicting intrusions and prevent them. CRON Systems, co-founded by Tushar Chhabra, Saurav Agarwala, and

Is 3B-09 Configuration, Final AMCA Design?

This Article is taken From IDRW Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) has displayed Two Scale models of Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) at Defence Expo 2018 which is currently being held in Chennai, TamilNadu. AMCA Scale model was displayed showcasing Stealth and Non-Stealth configuration even though

Can India Make Fifth Generation Fighters? All Depends On Kaveri Engine’s Development

Hello Defence Lovers, India is keen to develop a Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA). Many would say that it is an unrealistic expectation as India took decades to develop first indigenous fighter LCA Tejas which is a single engine, single seat and multi role fighter.

Does China’s Navy Really Have A Rail-Gun Or Is It A Hoax ?

Hello Defence Lovers, In late January 2018, photos started circulating on social media showing a Chinese landing ship armed with a large gun turret fitted on its bow where the ship’s anti-aircraft turret would normally be. If confirmed to be a working prototype, China would be the

Govt Websites Not ‘Hacked’, Downtime Due To ‘Hardware Failure’: Cyber Security Chief

India’s cyber security chief on Friday cited “hardware failure” as the reason for several government websites facing downtime, rejecting reports of cyber attacks. “There has been no cyber attack on any government website or any sabotage. It is a hardware failure, affecting around 10 government

Threats To India Grow, But Do Our Netas Care?

BY:  Shankar Roychowdhury (General Shankar Roychowdhury is a former Chief of Army Staff and a former member of Parliament) As Shri and Shrimati India sit in front of the television set in their living room and surf the evening television channels for their daily fix,

Meet Priyanka Das, An Assamese Girl Who Developed Navigation Of Rafale Fighter Jets

Hello Defence Lovers, Priyanka Das from Dhemaji, Assam, achieving her dreams and reaching the sky heights has made her name as one of the few to work for the development of the satellite navigation wing of Rafale Fighter Jets, which will be used for Indian Air

Why GSAT-6A Mission Crucial For The Armed Forces?

Hello Defence Lovers, When GSLV Mk-II successfully placed GSAT-6A communication satellite in to orbit on today, it gave Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Indian Armed Forces a shot in the arm. ISRO will be testing certain critical systems that may eventually go into the

Don’t Panic, The Army Is Not As Badly Off As It Is Projected

By ​Nitin A Gokhale For the first time since the Kargil conflict in 1999, the Indian Army’s ammunition stock, inventory of spares and maintenance of its existing crucial equipment is up to date, thanks to a combination of emergency procurement and revamped management system. Although

In 2030, These 5 Nations Will Have the World’s Most Powerful Armies on the Planet

Hello Defene Lovers, In the end, the answers to “how do we build a powerful army” remain painfully simple. States that have access to enthusiastic populations with high human capital, that can cull the most innovative technologies from robust, modern economies, and that can structure

Indian Army Paratrooper Plunges To Death As Parachute Fails To Open

Indian Army paratrooper plunges to death as parachute fails to open. An Indian Army paratrooper, Lance Sunil Naik, died in an accident while taking part in a training mission on Friday at Agra. Lance Naik Sunil Kumar sustained head injuries after his parachute failed to

Pakistan Acquires Powerful Missile Tracking System From China

In an unprecedented deal, China has sold Pakistan a powerful tracking system which could speed up the development of multi-warhead missiles by its all-weather ally, state-run Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said. Zheng Mengwei, a researcher with the CAS Institute of Optics and Electronics in Chengdu, Sichuan province, confirmed to the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post that Pakistan had bought a